Wednesday, July 28, 2010

When I was a kid...

...I did not understand why this photo was referred to as "the bombshell"....



But, NOW, I do.

That's my beautiful mom! Just the other day, whole family got together to celebrate her 71st birthday - and it was WONDERFUL and yes, she's still AMAZING!




I was inspired by this FANTASTIC photo of my mom, our shared appreciation for Tim Holtz {she REMEMBERS the ephemera, and I have a ball using it!}, and this OUTRAGEOUSLY fun sketch by Card Patterns....





I had to do a little tweaking to make this all work, but I was delighted where this sketch took my materials and creative flow!



Just a fun journey of wonderful memories, juicy embellishments and scrumptious materials - Yeahoooo! What a hoot! I am SO grateful to have a mom who truly inspires me - so making a card, using her, as a beautiful, classy & elegant embellishment, was great fun! Speaking of classy, I thought I'd toss "mom" into the Moxie Fab Classy & Elegant challenge!!! {Go, MOM! hee hee} She's someone I look up to, look FORWARD to talking to, and look to, for continued enlightenment and inspiration. If it weren't for her encouragement, I would have missed so many of life's treasures... If it weren't for her, I would have never been brave enough to pursue my art, and go for... something like - this:




1st place in the in the Sonoma County Fair - Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaawwwwwwww!

Also, if it weren't for mom, I wouldn't have MY girl, and her happy ribbon moment...!




We were AMAZED and delighted by our good results in our LARGE{-er} local fair, where the competition is SERIOUS, but the rewards are SWEET! There is some AMAZING local art and talented crafters a-plenty in our lovely county, let me tell ya! It's a HUGE honor for the little gal and me to share a piece of our recognition... Hope you don't mind - we're standing a bit taller for the big nod! Truly!

I am SO delighted that you took the time to stop by my scrappy, crafty lil' blog! Here's hoping that you're enjoying the BEST of what summer has to offer where you live and create! Have a WONDERFUL day!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up! {Embossed script}; Tim Holtz {Movie Theater ephemera}
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Tim Holtz Embossing Ink, Dye Ink
Micro Pearls Powder - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Distress Stickles - Tim Holtz/Ranger
"Mother" die-cut - Cricut
Scallop Border - Stampin' Up!
Word Beads - Michael's
Vintage Rhinestone Buttons - My stash
Fragment - Tim Holtz
Antique Index Holder - Tim Holtz

20 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Ahhh Elise, this card is a TREASURE!!! What a great way to pay tribute to your mum... I hope she had a wonderful birthday! {inky hugs}

Vanessa said...

Oh, Elise, I am glad this old computer is allowing me to visit your blog today! That photo of your Mom and that card you made - fabulous!!! And your painting!!! Wow, you are so talented! Congratulations on the first place!!!

Karen said...

You SHOULD stand Tall, my friend!!! Your horsey looks like he's about to walk out of your beautiful painting, like he's going to step out and lay his head on your shoulder and remind you of just how VERY talented You Are!! :>:>

Whoa. Your Mama IS a bombshell! Don't ya just love those pics from that time?! I do. And what a fabulous way to celebrate your Mom.....using her gorgeous photo on your gorgeous card with all that Tim finery!! (Were we both on a smiliar wavelength or just getting uber excited about all of that man's sneak peeks?! lol) Oh yea! Hey! Those stamps....I bought them when I was with you and two other special gals at SBT two trips ago!! :>:> And, um, you always know where to borrow yourself some, right?! :>:>

Thanks for stopping by tonight! It looks like you've answered my email here in your post! LOL! :>

Karen said...

Oh MY goodness!!! I am one for leaving a book, aren't I?! Sigh. Oh well, guess that counts as 'keepin' it real', huh?! :>

Our Little Inspirations said...

Huge congrats to you and your wee one!!! I was amazed with that picture you painted when you posted it earlier, so I'm not surprised that you took top honors!! WTG!!! I love the creation with your Mom's photo.......everything looks better with a little Tim the man stuff on it, right?! Again, congratulations and well done!

Beth said...

Awesome, Elise! Bombshell for sure!! Love those black and whites of ladies with teeny tiny little waists and perfectly coiffed hair :-)

And YUP, way to go to you and your girl on your big recognition!! So neat!!

Dawn said...

What's all this talk about this Tim guy?! All I see is that gorgeous pin-up gal! LOL OK the fashionista in me is coming out because after your mother, the second thing I noticed was that fabulous dress! Timeless and classy!

And a great big WOOT WOOT on both blue ribbons! Although I am not one bit surprised. I told you the horse was incredible, and I'll say it again...it's all in the eyes. Those eyes stole that blue ribbon by a mile!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing these fun photos, Elise. Your Mom is beautiful and your card is just great. Congratulations on winning 1st place. I love that painting, and what a talented family you have as well! Hooray for your daughter!

Claire said...

Love, love, love that card! Your mother is gorgeous (like you!) Congratulations and jubilations on your well-deserved first place! It would look wonderful on a postcard (tee hee!)

Ann said...

Woohoo on winning 1st place! You rock, girl, and your card rocks, and your mom rocks, and your daughter...well, you girls are just all-around fabulous!!! Hugs to you on this happy Thursday!

Rose said...

wow your mom is beautiful and what a fantastic card to showcase her :) congrats on the win girlfriend!!! and congrats to your young one too :) the finished painting of the horse is stunning!!

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness hun, was your Mom a model???? Stunning pic, and I can see where you got your fabulous smile! Your horse painting is just amazing, you
are so talented... big, BIG congrats to you... and that sweet girl of yours too. Sorry I haven't dropped by much lately - fabby holiday in the sun and then the madness that is a change of job. I start at my new library on Monday so am both excited and nervous in equal measures - wish me luck!!!! Jo x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Va-va-Voom! Meow! What a cool tribute to your Mom! congrats on the painting at the fair. That's great news!

Rosemary said...

well... YEEEHAWWWW!!! 1st place!!!! So, so happy for you and for your wee one on your tremondous showing at the fair! And that layout of your mom....WOWZER, WOWZER.... WOW!!!!

whoistracy said...

What a wonderful project honoring your mom! And yes, she's a bombshell all right!!! I still have one of my mom around here somewhere, but it was from the 70s so she was in a bikini- women's lib I guess! LOL

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I have to add, three generations of Bomb-Shells and hot mamas - and a minimacita! Love this post.. Such beauties that are creative beauties to boot! Congratulations on your blue ribbons girls!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea M said...

Wooohoooo! Congrats on all family accomplishments! You all should stand tall - that's some serious talent! Your Mom card is just beyond words! Amazing work, truly! I'm in awe :)

Savitri said...

Oh, your mother's gorgeous!! I LOVE that dress on her and you two have the same smile! Beautiful!!! Congrats on everything too and love that painting!! So so awesome you one talented lady!!

Dana Gustafson said...

WHERE have I been?? THis post was missed by me last week. First, belated birthday wishes to your mama! Secondly, it's no surprise to me...the women in your family are beautiful inside and ouT!! And....WHAT was in the water on the wee-one's Arizona trip?!?! With her goldilocks down, I think she has grown up overnight! Woe is me! Give her a squeeze for me before she can look me in the eye OK?

The Tim Holtz new releases are fab and I am sure if he had your mama's classy picture, she'd be a stamp by winter CHA! I love how you incorporated it into your card with all the yummy hardware. Fine show Mrs D!

Cath said...

Hey Elise! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)